"on Wednesday rallied tens of thousands of people in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas."
"today it is much calmer, all just hold your breath in nervousness over what will happen," says Caracasbon Raúl Freites."
"On a hill in the east of Caracas live 51-year-old Freites and his wife, Zoraida Siso De Freites and two children. The whole family is in the evening, gathered in the balcony, where they look out over the bergsomringade the city."
"I can say that the view is quieter than ever," he says via telephone to the TT."
"Freites describe the atmosphere on the streets and in the squares, in the calm after a storm. No one knows what will happen, and a weak sense of optimism is in the air."
" I can't explain it, it has never been like this before. Most are quiet and behave sober and rational."
"– It is like we are not latinos anymore, no party, no screams. Everything is just very, very serious."
"On Wednesday was the atmosphere, however, different. Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the city of the waving of the flags in yellow, blue and red and chanting "
"– But I have heard them so clearly, and if they kill that, unfortunately, had to pay a sad price. But it is not the point of what is about to happen. The point is that we are to defend the constitution."
"He says that the last few weeks have been marked by fear and hopelessness, all waking hours have been spent to focus on keeping the family together and get it to go around."
" we all the time went and hoping for was that something unexpected would happen – and now it has happened. A political phenomenon that in less than 24 hours changed the view for the whole of Venezuela, " he says."
"TT: And what do you want it all to lead to?"
"I want to see an end to this political game so that we can get back the beautiful Venezuela we once had," he says."